The Cornell Lab Bird Academy Discussion Groups Nature Journaling and Field Sketching Focusing on Your Subject – Blind Contour Drawing

    • Sarah
      Chirps: 8
      I notice I’m better on the down strokes, less accurate on the return, or upstrokes.
    • Donna
      Chirps: 34
      I never attempted this before, an interesting exercise, my newt was pretty good in some parts, not so much in others, but the general body shape is there.image
    • Susan
      Chirps: 13
      When there are many small appendages it's harder to draw without removing hand from page then when it's more of a solid mass like the newt, but you had to focus on both the subject and the flow of your hand so I'd think it's helpful when sketching a moving subject.